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Managing Human Resources, 3rd Edition by Chloe Mailer, Alan Cowling

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10 Motivation and rewards

                Alan Cowling

10.1 Introduction

Reward management aims to improve the performance of employees, and this in turn requires positive measures to ensure high levels of motivation. Most organisations try to motivate employees by offering financial rewards in return for skill, time, and effort. Financial rewards alone are generally insufficient to create sustained levels of motivation. Evidence points to the need to adopt measures that satisfy a range of desires which employees bring with them to the workplace, including the desire for satisfactory pay, job security, satisfying work, good working conditions, opportunities to maintain and improve skill levels, status, and good social relationships in the workplace. ...

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